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2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

Market Music

          Our customers enjoy live music every market day

thanks to Market Music Sponsors!

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

  Market Talks

From how to take soil samples to planting a flower, how to make a bath bomb or carve a pumpkin, customers can watch and  learn, maybe even get a chance to try it for themselves.

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

Once each month our chef demonstrators will feature a recipe made with a choice of the hundreds of seasonal Michigan grown fruit or vegetable items available at the farmers market. Customers get a sample and the recipe.

2020 Fruit Pie Contest Sponsorship

Michigan Fruit Pie Contest

When it’s peak season for Michigan fruit what’s more fun than an old fashioned pie contest? Winning a prize for making a good one, that’s what!  

Market Hours

  Battle Creek Farmers Market at

Festival Market Square

25 S McCamly Street in downtown Battle Creek

 

Wednesday 9am to 2pm

May through October

Friday 3 to 7pm

May through August

Cash, Credit, Debit, Double Up Food Bucks, Project FRESH, Market FRESH

Due to COVID-19 we will be implementing payment processes to minimize exposure to the virus for our customers and vendors. Customers should visit the Market Master table to exchange currency for disinfected market scrip, to process debit or credit cards in exchange for disinfected market scrip, and to process SNAP Bridge Cards for disinfected scrip and Double Up Food Bucks tokens. Customers will then make their purchases, counting their payment with the vendor watching and deposit the scrip and tokens into the bucket. No cash will be accepted by vendors. No change will be made by vendors. Change will be available at the Market Master table. This process limits the number of persons exposed to potentially contaminated currency, coins, credit and debit cards and card processing machines. If vendors accept card payments, cash or tokens they MUST wash their hands after every transaction. Thank you for your cooperation with this temporary process.

Our market customers will appreciate the flexibility of being able to make purchases with cash, credit and debit cards, Bridge Cards, Double Up Food Bucks, Project FRESH coupons, and Market FRESH coupons.

 

Double Up Food Bucks

Both farmers market locations hosted by the Battle Creek Farmers Market Association participate in Double Up Food Bucks, a project of the Fair Food Network. Double Up Food Bucks provides families receiving food assistance benefits, known as SNAP Bridge Card, with the means to purchase more fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets.

When a person eligible for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) uses his or her SNAP Bridge Card to shop for food at a farmers market, the amount of money that he or she spends is matched with Double Up Food Bucks bonus tokens. The tokens can then be exchanged for Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables.

 

How to Participate in the Double Up Food Bucks Program

Step 1

Shoppers use their SNAP Bridge Cards to purchase fresh food at participating farmers markets.

Step 2

For every $2 spent, shoppers receive $2 worth of bonus tokens. Shoppers receive up to $20 in tokens per visit.

Step 3

Shoppers buy Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables with their Double Up Food Bucks tokens.

 

Bridge Card

Both farmers market locations sponsored by the Battle Creek Farmers Market Association are able to process Bridge Cards. Simply bring your card to the market, tell us how much you intend to purchase, and you will be provided script that will be used to pay the vendors. The SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is often referred to as the BRIDGE Card or EBT benefits. The Michigan Assistance and Referral Service (MARS) can help you find out if you qualify for the card. More information can be found online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/, as well as, http://wwwmichigan.gov/dhs

 

Debit/Credit Card

it is easy to use your credit and debit cards at the farmers market locations sponsored by the Battle Creek Farmers Markets Association. Simply present your card, tell us how much you intend to spend, the card will be processed for that amount and you will be given script in that amount to pay the vendors when you make your purchase. Simple!

 

It is our long standing policy to not allow political campaigns, petition signature gathering or issue based efforts at the markets.

 

Have questions? Please contact Brigette Leach - 269-720-2279